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Please find brand new pictures of “Nouvelle vague (New wave), the new French domestic landscape” exhibition with A+A Cooren, Ionna Vautrin, Pierre Favresse, Studio Nocc and Pool from 12th to 17th April at the Milan Design Furniture Fair ‘off’. Opening night Thursday 14th April 2011 from 8pm

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Specimen and Triode Design are joining forces by co-presenting an outstanding piece: “Pearl” by the designer Pierre Favresse and the artist/embroiderer Emmanuelle Dupont.  A collaboration prompted by the two editors for a piece which plays on the contrast between Pierre Favresse’s symmetrical and reversible precision and the organic preciosity of Emmanuelle Dupont’s embroidery, both a pattern and a support which covers, decorates and sets this opalescent glass pearl. “It is blown and moulded without devaluing our individual savoir- faire. In fact the design highlights both the technique and the material through light. The lamp is inspired by the world of embroidery and pearls. I thought that it would be interesting to look at embroidery in a different light by using it in three-dimensionally with glass. “Pierre Favresse

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Perpetually on the lookout for new ways to live, sleep, create and work, Mathieu Lehanneur turns the advertising agency JWT (Neuilly/Seine) into a “digital plant station“, a new reflection from the designer about contemporary working styles and the necessary invented depictions of them when applied to the professional world of communications. Hot on the heels of the office conceived for David Edwards, founder of the Le Laboratoire (Paris) and areas for teenagers and children at the Centre Pompidou, he has once again designed an area dedicated to creative production larger than 1000m2.

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Benjamin Graindorge proposes three pieces as part of the group exhibition “Marbre Poids Plume” at the galerie Ymer&Malta until the 15th March 2011. A refined and delicate, as recurrent as they are unwavering continuation of themes: floating objects; living objects; meditative objects determined by an ever more precise vocabulary today make Benjamin Graindorge a designer at the height of his development, this magical moment when formal maturity and creative excitement converge once again to their full extent. A very conclusive fleeting moment of hesitation.

 

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From april 8th to june 4th, Frédéric Ruyant will present “Fracture” serie at Tools Galerie (Paris). Quiet, bright, large openings: the five pieces on display are perfectly domesticated. A dinner table, an occasional table, a console, a vase, a lamp: the names themselves reflect familiar typologies – a little family prevalent in tidy homes. A gathering of furniture and objects the very sound of which suggests an immutable, perhaps obsolescent order. As if they wanted to whisper in our ear and temper emotions of another order.

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Whilst the <<Harry >> armchair is carving its place as a best seller at Ligne Roset, this year Eric Jourdan has designed Dino, a superb range of tables, desk and storage based on the asymmetry of colours and shapes familiar to Ligne Roset presented at the last Maison&Objet show. A play on contrasts that the designer masters to perfection.

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Lady Led by Omri BARZEEV (2010) at Galerie Gosserez (Paris). Combining materials  in a new innovative way, the Israeli designer Omri Barzeev created the Lady Led desk lamp. This lamp uses three strong but small led lights. The Leds are inserted in a heat shrinking plastic tube (the tube shrinks in diameter when heated), a feature that allows to hold the led lights without any screws. The copper body of the lamp gives it an elegant and clean look. Read the rest of this entry »

 


Tamawa from now on will be distributed by Skitsch in Milan, and shortly in the italian brand’s new showroom in London. Following in the footsteps of Bon Marché (Paris), Skitsch’s artistic director, Cristina Morozzi, has endorsed the minimal and fun design of the Belgian editor who has made the Bakelite bead its unique material. The range of accessories and objects for the home based on the coloured sphere is therefore headed for international distribution whilst waiting for the next collection in September 2011.

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